2002 Alban Syrah Lorraine Edna Valley

OK, there has to be the exception that proves the rule. Here it is -- an Alban red with age that is actually palatable. Plum red color to the edge. Plums and cherries on the nose. Palate echoes the nose with plums, cherries, bit of hard spice. Soft tannins, just a bit out of balance at this point with sharper acidity than I like. Finishes long and dark fruited. Probably the best older Alban Syrah I have had. I wouldn't wait on it. "B"